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PS 101

PS 101 Introduction to Psychology

Course Description: An introduction to psychology covering general principles, concepts, and facts about human behavior and major contribution to the field of psychology as a science. Topics include history, methodology, sensation and perception, learning, memory, motivation, emotion, personality, and the physiological basis of behavior.

General Education Objectives:

  1. Students will be able to describe how psychologists do their research.
  2. Students will be able to analyze a psychological issue using theories and concepts from a psychological perspective.
  3. Students will be able to take a position on an ethical issue and defend it.

Course Objectives:

  1. Students will be able to define psychology.
  2. Students will be able to describe three topics of research that psychologists might study.
  3. Students will be able to explain what is meant by the nature versus nurture controversy.
  4. Students will be able to identify, and explain the contributions of, one noted psychologist.

 

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